Pressure- A Necessary Evil

The large amount of pressure and stress from various sources influences our lives in multiple ways. Of course, there is the negative angle that most highlight: stress related health problems, breaking under pressure, etc. But there is another side to these evils, a positive spin on their existence that proves their presence to be crucial in life. Think of all the aims and ...
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The Unterseeboots

Did you know that the Kriegsmarine, the navy of of Nazi Germany, sunk 20,448,074 tons of Allied ships and cargo? U-boats were the better fighting machines than the flimsy Allied destroyers. In 1942 alone, the Germans sunk over 4 million tons of Allied cargo. Would you have liked to be on one of those forsaken ships? If the Allies used better armor on their ships, they could ...
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Living Life through the Drive-Thru

In the 1920’s when Henry Ford invented the assembly line based on efficiency, quickness, and accuracy, the culture of the 20’s was concurrently developing the same characteristics of living life; emerging as a fast paced and mass-produced manufactured society. The “Drive Thru” as it was named, was a a product developed in this era; pioneered by Americans whose goal was to mak...
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The Cold Equations

Have you ever learned something the hard way? Marilyn, in the “Cold Equations” certainly did. Marilyn had to die in order to learn that she should tell people how she feels about them and say sorry for things she has done. Also, she learns the hard way that the laws of nature are unforgiving and cold. Tom Godwin (author of “The Cold Equations”) uses a unique theme, futuristic...
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Why Shakespeare Wrote Romeo and Juliet

People wonder why someone would write Romeo and Juliet with such a tragic end. Well, the answer to this question is that Shakespeare wanted couples to appreciate their love together. People complain how they face problems that ruin their relationships that force them to separate from each other. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet to explain the worst possible lovers can find ...
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Foreign Policy, and Why It Must Change

A very big problem facing the United States today is that of the foreign immigrants wanting to get into our wonderful country. As much as we’d love to welcome the whole world in, there’s simply not enough space, and so we have a little thing we like to call foreign policy, which dictates how we treat and accept foreign immigrants. This is very important because it affects peo...
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A Clockwork Orange

If the world’s population had an inclination towards ultra-violence and the police were not even considered a threat to them, what would life be like? Starting off as a young teenage boy, our main character, Alex, is a leader of a small gang. After being betrayed by his other gang members, he goes to jail and is selected as the “guinea pig” for a new program that the governm...
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Characterization of "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield

The short story “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield gives great insight into how lonely people can begin to warp their perception of the world around them, causing them to unwittingly deny their loneliness, causing their twisted perception of the world to crumble. The main character, Miss Brill, sits in the park and eavesdrops on other conversations. She wears a fox pelt arou...
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deforestation doing more good than bad

Have you ever had an animal make it’s home under your porch? You parents tried every technique to get it out, with no luck. They finally had to call someone to do it for them. In some ways that was humans fault, it’s not always our fault 100% of the time. But most of the time. It’s all because of deforestation we cut down trees so we can have more space to build bigger bette...
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Healthy Food Choices

Have you ever had a beverage that tasted sweet and delicious? If you actually knew what made those drinks taste so amazing, trust me you would not be drinking so much of it. factories don’t care if your drink is healthy, they just want to make profit. By this being stated, what about foods? If you have ever had a candy bar or something that tasted sweet,it probably t...
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